Sorry---I can't figure out how to turn the picture of the quilt around, but I am all done. I couldn't sleep last night and was up early this morning so I am finished quilting it, and have the binding on 3 of the sides. I have clinical today, so when I get home later this evening, I will try to complete and sew down the binding. I love this quilt! I like the "organiceness" ---is this a word? The back shows the quilting------straight lined CL board. The back is a aged muslin that continues the look. The tension was perfect! and the thread matched perfectly. Exactly what I needed in what is going down in history as an awful last couple of days. I am hopeful that the remainder of the week will be better and so am using this as a sign of good things to come.
I am going to load one of Diane's quilts on this afternoon and quilt it with the same pattern board. I will have three quilts then ready to send so Di I will keep you posted!
I love quilting!!!! It really is the pleasure in a journey that is often full of stress and tension. Maybe because it is basically a solitary art, as I quilt I find myself having conversations with my inner voice and finding a path. That doesn't mean that you don't need the consult of a "real" person sometimes, a friend who knows and cares about you no matter what. Someone who will tell you when you are wrong, but in a way that doesn't leave you feeling devalued or disrespected. Who knows you! In life you hardly ever find that person. Diane is that person, she will tell me to "get a life", but will also say, "do I need to come down there"---or in this case "up there". I believe her when she says, "you were misinterpreted", just like when she says, "you were wrong". Thanks Diane for listening to me and giving me guideness without tearing me down. You are truly my sistah and I appreciate you more than you will ever know.
Okay--enough "touchy" stuff. Have a wonderful day/week.